Sunday, February 19, 2012

Coconut Cut-Out Cookies

We all know that cookies aren't the healthiest thing to eat, but there are times we just want a sweet treat for ourselves or our families. Rather than running to the grocery store and buying their junk cookies, making them yourself is far healthier.

Here's my recipe for Coconut Cut-Out Cookies

1 1/3 cup organic all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp aluminum-free baking powder
1/4 tsp sea salt (not coarse)
1/2 cup sugar (or rapadura or Florida Crystals)
1/3-1/2 cup flaked coconut

Mix well and then add:

3 tablespoons butter, melted
3 tablespoons unrefined coconut oil, melted
1 egg
1/2 teaspoon coconut extract

Blend well, shape into ball, cover and refrigerate for at least an hour.

Remove from fridge, break ball in half, knead until just soft and roll out onto a floured surface. Cut out shapes and bake on greased cookie sheet at preheated 375 degrees until just browning on the bottom (4-8 minutes...I have a finicky oven). Remove, place on wire rack and cool. Yields: approx. 36 cookies

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